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100 questions and answers about bipolar (manic-depressive) disorder

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The notice specifically states that unless provided a written request it is assumed information such as appointments can be shared via phone, mail, or with family members, and so on. Finally, patients have the right to view and amend their health care information by submitting a written request. This right can be denied under specific circumstances outlined in the notice, but the patient has a right to know the reasons and may appeal such denials. qxd 10/18/06 10:42 AM Page 203 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT BIPOLAR (MANIC-DEPRESSIVE) DISORDER There are, however, exceptions to that right and it behooves everyone to know just what those exceptions are.

The medication regimen that successfully treated the acute manic episode should typically be continued in the maintenance phase. Often more than one medication is required for stabilization. Sometimes, efforts to reduce medication dosage or cut back to one medication are made during the maintenance phase, but there is evidence that doing so may increase the risk for relapse. In a recent two-year-long, multi-center study, published in 2006 in the American Journal of Psychiatry, close to 50% of patients relapsed.

The term noncompliance refers to a patient voluntarily stopping treatment against his or her physician’s recommendations. There are several reasons why noncompliance occurs. The most common reason is a failure to recognize that one has bipolar disorder. The second most common reason for noncompliance is having a personality disorder and/or an ongoing drug and alcohol problem. Additional reasons for noncompliance are listed in Table 9. qxd 10/18/06 10:42 AM Page 213 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT BIPOLAR (MANIC-DEPRESSIVE) DISORDER person’s mind; instead, it will give an opportunity to help him or her get the treatment that may be needed.

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